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Car or bus for Pammukale to Sirince/Ephesus

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Car or bus for Pammukale to Sirince/Ephesus

We arrive Denizli at 6:30 pm Sunday in June and intend to see Pammukale next day and go to Sirince at end of day on Monday. Tuesday will be Ephesus and then 5 pm flight to Cappodocia. What is best way to travel here? Should we rent a car at Denizli airport and return to Izmir? Should we take a bus to Pammukale and then how do we get to Sirince?

If we rent a car, what could we see on the drive from Pammukale to Sirince? How much time to allocate to Ephesus and what to see there besides and still get to airport by 4 pm?

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1. Re: Car or bus for Pammukale to Sirince/Ephesus

Bus, cheap - https://www.pamukkale.com.tr/ - get to Selcuk and then minibus to Sirince,

Car. expensive - allows you to visit Aphrodisias on the way.

Too rushed, in my opinion, Laodicea is worth seeing as well.

I would say follow this advice - tripadvisor.co.uk/…54432196

Edited: 24 December 2013, 00:27
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2. Re: Car or bus for Pammukale to Sirince/Ephesus

@davidm1 - I do like the way you write - and Christmas greetings from a damp and chilly Selçuk.

I would guess that people who can afford to overnight in Şirince (presumably at the Nişanyan establishment) will have no worries about the cost of a rental car.

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3. Re: Car or bus for Pammukale to Sirince/Ephesus

knittytraveler, the best is to rent a car at Denizli and see Aphrodisias on the way to Sirince. Aphrodisias is a must see. Have a look at my trip report to the Selcuk/Sirince area: "tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293974-i368-k5874…". If you do not want to rent a car, then the best thing to do is to take the local train from Denizli to Selcuk and a taxi or dolmush from Selcuk to Sirince. Train will be the cheapest alternative. Here is the train schedule: "tcdd.gov.tr/Upload/…bassokeayd.pdf". You can also take the same train from Selcuk directly to Izmir airport.

good luck,


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